Aug 10, 2011

Cashew Fudge or Kaju Katli - A Melt-in-Mouth Indian Sweet


Indian festivals and sweets are synonyms to each other. Festivals in India are not complete without a plateful of colourful sweets. These Cashew Fudge or Kaju Katli as called in Hindi is one of my favorite sweets and is a permanent feature in my house during all festivals. 


                                 
There are many ways & recipes to make these cashew fudge, you can make it using cashew powder and sugar syrup or soak the nuts and make it. I like the later method and soak the nuts in milk before making the fudge.

Ingredients;
  • Cashew nuts 250 gms
  • Powder Sugar 200 gms or a little less
  • 1 tsp. cardamom powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. clarified butter/ghee

Method; Wash and soak the cashew nuts in milk for about an hour. Drain the milk and grind the soaked cashew in a grinder to a fine powder. Add powder sugar and cardamom powder in the ground cashew nut and mix well.
Heat a heavy bottom wok and add 1 tbsp of ghee. Add the above cahew nut mix and keep stirring for about 10 minutes on medium heat mix till it makes a solid ball.
Take the dough out on a flat surface and cool it a little.
Flatten the dough using a rolling pin into a thin sheet. Use a butter paper to roll the dough if it is sticky.

Cut into diamonds and decorate with silver paper. Stays good for 10-15 days.
Notes;
  1. You can make the fudge with other nuts such as Pistachios and walnuts using the same method.
  2. If the dough is sticky to roll heat it for a little more time.
  3. And if the dough becomes too hard, add a few drops of milk and roll it.
  4. I have used edible silver paper here.
  5. I add a little less sugar than mentioned, as sugar mars the taste of cashew and I prefer less sugar in my sweets. 
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    23 comments:

    1. This is one of my favorite Indian sweets. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    2. Perfect for my Puja tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    3. Absolutely professional looking one..love it.

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    4. Perfect looking kaju katli :) This is my most favorite sweet of all :)

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    5. A delicious sweet.,...nicely done...

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    6. I follow the first method usually. will try this method for this diwali. It has come out perfect !!

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    7. this is one of my fav sweet its made to perfection so yumm

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    8. I made this today from your recipe. It came out absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much.

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    9. what a great texture of kaju katli.wanna grab one from there. awesome sanjeetha

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    10. katlis look so perfect. I'm just drooling over it.

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    11. Beautiful!! My favourite Indian sweet!!

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    12. That doesn't sound too tough to make or may be you make it sound really simple. Love kaju katli and would love to give it a try. Your clicks are simple mouth watering.

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    13. Mmm..they've come out very well. Great recipe!

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    14. What gorgeous flavors. I am definitely making this in the near future.

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    15. Great going, Sanjeeta with 1000+ followers...

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    16. Kaaju Katli looks super soft and yuuuummy...

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    17. I've never had anything like this! They sounds absolutely delicious and relatively easy to make. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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    20. Perfect .. reminds me of days when my mom used to buy these from Grand Sweets.

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    21. Perfectly done..tempting clicks too!!
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    22. bookmarked right away...now my search for cashew fudge ends now..:) thanks dear..
      Tasty Appetite

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